At the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, the architect conducted an assessment of the schools' existing housing stock and recommended which housing facilities to renovate or replace. In order to ensure the design for the project was conducive to the long-term growth plan, the design team created a facilities master plan.
The resulting project delivered COST PER SQ FT$123.11FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio 1,934 beds on two sites in two phases. Baker Hall, a 462-bed student residence, and Olivier Tower, a six-level, 852-space mixed-use parking deck, opened in fall 2011. Huger Hall was completed in spring 2012. The Rose Garden community, consisting of two new residence halls and the renovation of three historic halls, was completed in fall 2012.
Each new building features a full masonry facade with cast-stone accent panels and window headers to match the historic buildings on campus. The new buildings were situated carefully to preserve the substantial live oaks that surround the project and to blend with the adjacent renovated residence halls.